IN-PERSON: Poetry Night with Wendy Drexler, Ellen Steinbaum, Mary Buchinger, and Jennifer Martelli

Event date: 
04/24/2023 - 7:00pm

April is National Poetry Month and Wellesley Books will be hosting events throughout the month. In our third event, we'll host an evening with poets Wendy Drexler, Ellen Steinbaum, Mary Buchinger, and Jennifer Martelli

This is a free event but we ask that you RSVP with the link below (no fees) or by calling us at 781-431-1160 (also no fees). 



Mary Buchinger

Mary Buchinger is the author of six poetry collections, including Navigating the Reach (2023), Virology (2022), /klaʊdz/ (2021), and einfühlung /in feeling (2018). Her poetry appears in AGNI, Hollins Critic, Interim, Nimrod, PANK, phoebe, Plume, Salt Hill, Seneca Review, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and elsewhere. She serves on the New England Poetry Club board and teaches at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. 

Wendy Drexler

Wendy Drexler is a recipient of a 2022 artist fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her fourth collection, Notes from the Column of Memory, was published in September 2022 by Terrapin Books. Her third poetry collection, Before There Was Before, was published by Iris Press in 2017. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, J Journal, Lily Poetry Review, Nimrod, Pangyrus, Prairie Schooner, Salamander, Solstice, Sugar House, The Atlanta Review, The Mid-American Review, The Hudson Review, The Threepenny Review, and the Valparaiso Poetry Review, among others. She’s been the poet in residence at New Mission High School in Hyde Park, MA, since 2018, and is programming co-chair for the New England Poetry Club. 

Jennifer Martelli 

Jennifer Martelli is the author of The Queen of Queens and My Tarantella (Bordighera Press), awarded an Honorable Mention from the Italian-American Studies Association, selected as a “Must Read” by the Massachusetts Center for the Book, and named as a finalist for the Housatonic Book Award. She is also the author of the chapbooks All Things Are Born To Change Their Shapes, winner of the Small Harbor Press open reading, In the Year of Ferraro from Nixes Mates, and After Bird, winner of the Grey Book Press open reading. Her work has appeared in The Academy of American Poets Poem-a-Day, Poetry, The Tahoma Literary Review, Scoundrel Time, Jet Fuel Review, Verse Daily, Iron Horse Review (winner of the Photo Finish contest), and elsewhere. Jennifer Martelli has twice received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her poetry. She is co-poetry editor for Mom Egg Review.

Ellen Steinbaum

Ellen Steinbaum is the author of four poetry collections and a one-person play. Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and is included in several anthologies including The Widows’ HandbookGarrison Keillor’s Good Poems American Places; and A Mighty Room: A Collection of Poems Written in Emily Dickinson’s Bedroom. An award-winning journalist and former Boston Globe columnist, she writes a blog, “Reading and Writing and the Occasional Recipe” which can be found at her web site,


Event address: 
Wellesley Books
82 Central St
Wellesley, MA 02482-5714